Brief news from the 6th volume of Survivor's Report
28 Sept. A kidnap attempt in Germany by MKO agents was thwarted when passers by rushed to the aid of the victim, a former member of the organisation, and called the police.
Thanks to the quick reaction of German police one of the would be abductors was arrested and the second is now under investigation. The victim has brought charges against Ehsan Rajaee, a former torturer in the MKO’s Iraqi camps. (Roshana Association)
30 Sept. According to Irandidban website, Mohammed Seyed al-Mohaddessin, a leading MKO member in France, announced that the French Judiciary had arrested an MKO agent in connection with the case of June 17th and illegal financial activities of this organization. The arrested person is allegedly the “MKO's Cashier”. The French Judiciary is currently investigating several MKO-linked cases in France. Lawyers of the group, while accepting the allegations, have tried to halt the case by citing a law which limits the French government from investigating a person who has committed a crime outside the country.
But illegal financial acts (such as money laundering) have been conducted inside France by the group and so the country can pursue them. It seems that the detention of this man is in line with this investigation.
17 Oct. Baztab website reported that 3 MKO members had fled from Iraq to Iran. The three Iranians (one aged 30 and two other under 30) said they had been duped by MKO agents were recruited after the Persian Gulf War. The men first escaped from Camp Ashraf and were living in an American made camp near Baghdad. They had visited the Iranian embassy in Baghdad to ask to be repatriated. Eventually they were returned and have now been reunited with their families in Iran.
17 Oct. Massoud Khodabandeh of Iran-Interlink wrote an Open Letter to FOX News channel challenging its continued employment of terrorist MKO spokesman Alireza Jafarzadeh on its news programmes as FOX’s Iran analyst. Mr Khodabandeh suggested that in the name of journalistic balance, a debate could be hosted by FOX News in which Mr Jafarzadeh answer to other Iranian experts and analysts on the claims he makes in support of Saddam’s collaborators.
21 Oct. Major Iranian newspapers report that nine members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq have escaped from the camp in Iraq and made their way back to Iran. They are now reunited with and living with their families.
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